Brian Albeson

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Brian Albeson
Personal information
Full name Brian Albeson[1]
Date of birth (1946-12-14)14 December 1946[2]
Place of birth Oldham, England
Date of death 15 October 2003(2003-10-15) (aged 56)[3]
Place of death Darlington,[1] England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 Bury 1 (0)
1967–1971 Darlington 137 (2)
1971–1974 Southend United 110 (9)
1974–1975 Stockport County 54 (1)
1975 Hartlepool 0 (0)
National team
1965 England youth 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Albeson (14 December 1946 – 15 October 2003) was an English professional footballer who scored 12 goals from 302 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre half for Bury, Darlington, Southend United and Stockport County.[4] He also played in the Football League Cup for Hartlepool and in non-League football for Gateshead.

Life and career[edit]

Albeson was born in Oldham, Lancashire, and began his football career with Bury.[4] He was capped by England youth in January 1965, in a 3–2 defeat to Northern Ireland in the Home Nations Youth Championships.[5] He played once in the Football League for Bury[4] before joining Darlington in 1967. He spent four years at Darlington, making 154 appearances in all competitions,[6] and forming a regular partnership with Joe Jacques, before following Jacques to Southend United. In his first season at Southend he shared the club's Player of the Year award with Bill Garner, and went on to make 120 appearances in all competitions. He signed for Stockport County in March 1974,[2] remaining there until the end of the next season. He then played once for Hartlepool, in the League Cup against Halifax Town,[7] before moving into non-League football with Gateshead.[4]

After retiring from football, Albeson ran a hairdressers in Darlington.[6] He was married to Anne and had four children: Louise, Simon, Claire and Leanne.[3] He died in 2003 at the age of 56.[3]


  • Southend United Player of the Year: 1971–72[2]


  1. ^ a b "Brian Albeson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Southend United F.C. Club Handbook 1972, quoted at "Brian Albeson". Southend United Football Club database. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Personal announcements: Deaths: Monday 13 October 2003 – Sunday 19 October 2003". Newsquest. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Brian Albeson". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "England v Northern Ireland, 22 January 1965". 11v11.oom. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Farewell to stalwart Alby". The Northern Echo. Darlington. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Brian Albeson". In The Mad Crowd. John Phillips. Retrieved 19 May 2016.